Title: Deep Connections
Author: Rebecca Graf
Series: Book One
Published: August 31, 2012
Just as love appears, so does the darkness. With her heart reaching out for one man, Brenna finds herself the target of an unknown stalker. Who is he? What does he want? How far will he go for her? Death is an option. Brenna discovers more than she bargained for and learns that the stalker will kill for her. It all comes down to decisions, and no matter what she chooses it will demand sacrifice and someone's blood.
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About the Author:
I first started this because I was looking for something different than the YA books I have been reading lately. I wanted something a little more adult and a good suspense/thriller sounded just like something I could use.
Plus, I really wanted a stand alone for a change, something that wasn't part of a trilogy and series. Don't get me wrong, I love my series and trilogies but it is nice once in awhile to just start a book and know it will have a definitely ending.
So I was surprised and if I am being honest, a little disappointed, to learn by the end of this one that it wasn't a stand alone. I didn't get that definite conclusion I was really craving. But, that was okay. I still got a really great story that kept me engrossed in the storyline and had an added supernatural element I wasn't expecting as well, which was a nice surprise.
This was a little slow for me. I wasn't too sure I loved Brenna. She was so wishy washy with her feelings for Slaton that it drove me a little nuts at times. I think that part of the story didn't have to drag out as much as it did. It got a little bit old after awhile and I just wanted them to move forward together already.
Having said that though, I did love Slaton and Brenna together when they were together and I enjoyed Brenna's interaction with Slaton's family. He had a great family that completely embraced her and took her in and made her one of their own. I really enjoyed that part of the story.
While this did seem to move a little slowly as far as the relationship side of it, I did really enjoy the mystery part of it even if some of it was a little predictable. Even though everything wasn't wrapped up nicely in this first installment, I did get enough answers to make me happy by the end and I would consider getting and reading the second book as well.
Overall it was a fun read and I did enjoy the storyline and writing. I give this one 3 Stars.